Category Archives: Culture

Black Panther: a film review – and a thoughtful lesson in post-colonial ethics

Black Panther is well on the way to be the most successful superhero movie of all time. Kudos to the overwhelming number of African Americans, both in front of and behind the cameras, who made this movie so entertaining. But … Continue reading

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Just Another Do Gooder podcast- episode 3: stories of identity and belonging

  In this episode I bring you a conversation with well known author Patti Miller. As well as her long list of publications, Patti is also well known for conducting writing workshops in Australia and in Paris,  teaching aspiring authors … Continue reading

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Five reasons why workplace bullies survive and thrive: And what we can do about it

In 2015, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons went through a serious soul searching exercise following some alarming reports of bullying in the profession. The College commissioned an independent report that contained shocking findings. These included, 49% of Fellows, trainees … Continue reading

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Monsters, angels and vicarious trauma: social work and the limits of empathy

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. Sigmund Freud Last year Helen Garner published a book about Robert Farquharson, the man found guilty of drowning his three young sons by driving his car into a … Continue reading

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Let’s scare away the dark

What a dark year! The seeds were sown back in the day by John Howard. Tax cuts and the Tampa. He lost an election- but not before these policies became bi-partisan. From 2005 to 2012 we bled $169 billion on … Continue reading

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